It is fair to say that Sadio Mane has lived up to the hype he generated when he was bought at a fee of £34.5 million at Liverpool. There are a lot many Kopites who even argue that they had a realistic chance at Premier League silverware if Mane didn’t have his AFCON responsibilities at the start of the year.
Liverpool are looking to sign another winger to support Mane at the opposite right flank. With the Salah deal going on for longer than the authorities at Anfield would have hoped for, they are looking at other options. One of them is Sporting CP’s talismanic winger, Gelson Martins.
Gelson Martins has scored 6 goals and provided 9 assists in the 2016/17 season in Liga NOS. While those numbers are nothing to boast about, what sets Martins apart is his defensive work rate.
If Klopp can work on the Portuguese’s finishing skills, they will have a player very similar to Mane. Now, that is a scary proposition indeed.
And a recent clip going viral online shows just how similar the Portuguese is to Mane as he glides past three Real Madrid (yes, Real Madrid!) defenders.
Check out this video to know why this 22 year old is so highly rated:
A little bit of Gelson Martins from the time he faced Real Madrid.
A lot of potential in this kid! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PZPWmFSRTs
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) June 7, 2017